fathers

Report that looks closely at the impact a father’s absence has on his children’s lives. The negative effects of a father's absence manifest in all kinds of ways; through anti-social behaviour and criminal activity, and sometimes through heavy drinking and drug use.

A qualitative study surveyed 48 young people from Addaction services in Liverpool, London and Derby. These young people were drawn from a range of culturally diverse backgrounds and social classes, and were all aged between 16 and 25. The group was evenly split between genders (26 being male, 22 female).

Report that presents the results of the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey conducted in 2009 and 2010.

The Maternity Rights Survey series has been monitoring take-up of maternity benefits and mothers’post-birth employment decisions since the late 1970s.

This report looks at the crucial issue of what men themselves think about the effect that the opportunity to work flexibly has on their lives as employees and in their family lives.

Publication which has been financed by the United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities, and provides funding support for research activities with an overall aim of promoting the objectives of the International Year of the Family. The five independent chapters were commissioned to focus on a number of relevant current international issues affecting families and the role of men in addressing them.

The study was funded by The Big Lottery and was conducted on a partnership basis by CHILDREN 1ST (who had overall management responsibility) and the Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society, University of Strathclyde. A final report of the study entitled, 'Fathers of Children Born to Teenage Mothers: A Study of Processes within Changing Family Formation Practices'. The study began in August 2006 and finished in November 2009.

Document describing and discussing the work of the Healthy Fathering Project, which was created to raise awareness of the importance of positive and involved fathers to children, promote professional understanding and commitment to engage with fathers more actively, influence policy and practice and pilot direct work with men as fathers and with children.

Brief online article highlighting a DVD which can be used with either groups of parents or carers or individuals and gives examples of practical ways in which they can support children's learning.

Report exploring the everyday life of the 'hard-working family'. It uses original research and existing data to frame a new agenda for debate on family life, one based on the premise that it is in the public interest to recognise and strengthen the relationships between families, state and civil society.

Summary of a practitioner research study investigating fathers' experiences of, and attitudes to, being involved in Family Group Conferencing.

Report of a practitioner research study investigating fathers' experiences of, and attitudes to, being involved in Family Group Conferencing.